A Century of the Oriental Ceramic Society 1921-2021: Collectors, Curators, Connoisseurs

Author: Sarah Wong & Stacey Pierson (eds.)

Publisher: Oriental Ceramic Society

USD $141.00

The OCS centenary exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue edited by Sarah Wong and Stacey Pierson and including both English and Chinese captions. This 336-page hardback catalogue includes four specially commissioned essays and new unpublished material about the Society’s history.

Hardcover, 336 pages, colour, 24 x 31cm, published in 2023

ISBN: 9781527287624


The Oriental Ceramic Society (OCS) was founded on the 31st January 1921 in the London drawing room of the esteemed collector, S.D. Winkworth. This meeting was the first of its kind, where a small group of like-minded, passionate collectors and experts gathered together to discuss, exchange ideas and write about Asian art. The OCS is now the oldest and foremost society in the world focused on Asian art.

In 2021 the Oriental Ceramic Society celebrated its 100th anniversary with an important exhibition of Asian ceramics reflecting each decade of the Society’s history. The centenary exhibit was held in the Brunei Gallery at (SOAS) University of London. Objects were generously loaned from OCS members as well as from prominent museums, such as the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.